Scheer confident in campaign's vetting process despite candidate's LGBTQ slurs - 2019-10-05
On the last day of a difficult week on the campaign trail for Andrew Scheer, the Conservative leader visibly didn't want to talk about a B.C. candidate he fired the previous night for slurs she had made against LGBTQ people.
Upon his exit from glad-handing at a harvest festival in Newcastle, Ont., reporters tried to ask Scheer questions about Heather Leung, who suggested in a YouTube video posted in 2013, that LGBTQ people need to "recruit" children.
"As you know, the candidate has been fired from our campaign," Scheer said, walking briskly towards his tour bus. The party announced Friday night the candidate for the British Columbia riding of Burnaby North-Seymour had been booted for her "offensive comments."